Slide Show: Storrs Smokehouse, Meat Heaven
he words "wine country dining destination" usually drum up images of ceder-shelved bottle cellars, high-dollar tasting menus, and classic dishes from truffle-laden risotto to duck confit. Well, here's the needle scratch: Storrs Smokehouse, Newberg's newest eatery, is a must-stop for soaking up your next wine country buzz—and there aint a single white tablecloth in the joint. The Smokehouse is the latest venture from Allen Routt and Jessica Bagley, owners of Newberg's tony Painted Lady restaurant. Eyeing a local desire for more affordable, family-friendly nosh in the Valley, the husband-and-wife team rolled up their sleeves, brought pitmaster Loal Stahlnecker on board to make the most of freshly-chopped grape stumps, and crafted a menu of fresh-from-the-pit barbecue fare as flavor-packed and well-sourced as what's whipped up in the kitchen of their fine dining flagship.